John Wall took over in the third quarter Friday night and finished 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and the hustling Washington Wizards clamped down for a 91-78 win over LeBron James and the mostly flatfooted Cleveland Cavaliers.
Gruden: 'Clock's ticking' on struggling RG III
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden delivered some of his most pointed comments yet about Robert Griffin III, telling NFL.com earlier this week that it's time for the third-year quarterback to elevate his play.
Report: Red Sox offer Sandoval 5 for $95M
The Boston Red Sox have offered free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval a five-year, $95 million contract, the Boston Globe reported Friday night.
Raiders' Woodson on celebration: 'Ridiculous'
Veteran safety Charles Woodson has been one of the Oakland Raiders' most consistent defensive players this season and has been a model of professionalism on and off the field.
Kobe on hometown-discount deals: 'Big coup'
Kobe Bryant considers the public pressure for longtime NBA stars to take hometown-discount deals, such as Dirk Nowitzki's contract, "a big coup" for NBA owners.
Bills land in Detroit, finally able to practice
After days of cabin fever, the Buffalo Bills were finally able to practice. The team arrived in the Detroit area Friday and held practice that night at the Lions' headquarters in Allen Park.
Judge rules against N.J.'s sports betting plan
A U.S. District Judge ruled in favor of the NCAA and four major professional sports leagues Friday night and issued a permanent injunction to prevent New Jersey casinos and racetracks from offering sports betting.
Sources: White Sox snag LaRoche for $25M
The Chicago White Sox snagged the lefty-hitting run producer they were looking for by agreeing to a two-year, $25 million deal with Adam LaRoche on Friday, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao on 2nd try
Welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao easily made weight for his title defense against Chris Algieri, but Algieri needed a second attempt after weighing in .2 pounds over weight.
Wolves' Martin sidelined with fractured wrist
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured right wrist earlier this week, the team announced Friday.
Ibanez among 3 finalists for Rays manager
Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Sources: Pats' Gray late, doesn't practice
Patriots running back Jonas Gray didn't practice Friday because he didn't report to the team's facility on time, according to two sources.
Carroll: 'No hesitation' in having Lynch back
Pete Carroll says the Seahawks will "do everything we can" to bring back Marshawn Lynch next season.
Poll: More FBS coaches favor 8-team playoff
College football's inaugural four-team playoff is still weeks away, but the FBS head coaches already prefer an eight-team playoff.
Blount: Happy release led to return to Pats
Patriots coach Bill Belichick says LeGarrette Blount will have to earn his playing time with the Patriots "just like everybody else."
Source: Peterson's season over after ruling
Arbitrator Shyam Das has ruled in favor of the NFL on Tuesday evening, saying the league can keep Adrian Peterson on the commissioner's exempt list, effectively ending any chance the Minnesota Vikings running back will play again this season.